Tuesday, 3 November 2009

A combination 40th birthday and Halloween card for my little bruv

My little brother is a Halloween babe and this year was a milestone birthday for him so for once I made a Halloween themed card for him.

Stamp set: Golden Oldies (retired)
Cardstock: Basic Black, Pumpkin Pie, Real Red, Whisper White, Old Olive
Ink: Basic Black, Really Rust, Signo White gel pen, Stampin' Write Markers
Punches: Large Oval, Round Tab, Square Scallop, Scallop Edge, 1/2" Circle
Other: Fire Rhinestone brad, Crystal Effects, Black Stampin' Glitter
Non-SU: die-cut shapes and numbers

I used the same card design as here but doubled the size. The pumpkins are the same as I made for the choc box here and I drew faces onto them with a Basic Black marker. I cut the Scallop Squares in half and trimmed them to make the bats. The black goo border is Crystal Effects with black glitter sprinkled over. I pulled my Golden Oldies set out of retirement for the hidden fun message.

We had a surprise birthday party for him on Sunday night and miracle of miracles, it really was a surprise to him. He hasn't mentioned yet whether he found the hidden message, lol.

Thanks for stopping by.

Sara xx


JJ said...

How cool is this!!

Love it Sara.

Kate Lewis said...

This is FAB Sara!!! SO creative, love those pumpkins!!! He must have loved it! Love Kate xx

margaret said...

Great card Sara. Love the little hidden bit.xx